Canadian Manufacturing

Eaton to double production capacity at Chinese valve plant

The company says the move will meet growing customer demand in the region for its valve and valvetrain products.



SHANGHAI—Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced plans to double the manufacturing capacity at its Jining, China facility.

The company says the move will meet growing customer demand in the region for its valve and valvetrain products.

Located within the Eaton Campus in the Jining Shandong Province, the expansion project began this year and will be operational in March 2014.

The facility assembles valve and value actuation systems and devices for passenger cars, light and commercial vehicles and medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

“Our investment in the expansion of the Jining facility further represents Eaton’s long-standing commitment to produce products for the region, within the region,” said Ken Davis, president of Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “By having a strong regional presence, our Vehicle Group is in position to provide leading technologies for our customers as this market grows in the future.”

Eaton’s Vehicle Group operates four manufacturing facilities, an engineering lab and an R&D center in China. The entire Eaton’s China division operates 28 manufacturing facilities and five R&D centers in the country.

Eaton is a diversified manufacturer that makes products to manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. It has 103,000 employees and posted 2012 revenue of $21.8 billion.

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